Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. Full story in the Seattle Times. A national physicians group has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, saying its use of ferrets to train medical residents in emergency procedures on babies and children violates a federal animal-welfare law. says only about 13 percent of the pediatric-residency programs in the United States use animals for such training.